Saturday, November 2, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

Wow! Take a look at this!

Kristin Sherman Olnes, my dear friend, artistic colleague and fellow home school mom has created this beautiful video profile about me and my work here at Alameda StudioTime.  I'm so touched by her talents and by her loving perspective. You can follow the link above to her blog above and or see the video below;

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Show of Shows!

Was that fun or what? Even if no one had showed up, the work hanging on the walls was enough to thrill me! And then, one-by-one, you all showed up and with your friends and families to create such an exciting event! I counted almost 140 familiar faces. Thank you all for making it a true celebration. For those of you who couldn't make it, the show hangs for two weeks so go and take a look!

I think the "Word" paintings might have been the highlight of the show! They looked amazing covering one long wall of the cafe.

Here's Lukas pointing out the paintings he recognized.

The Green's proudly showed off their Altered Book's.

Every artist had a Special Mention or Special Acknowledgement tucked into their book. (Your yellow card is here waiting for you if you didn't already get yours at the show.) 

What perfect Summer-like weather to enjoy the day with!

The bugs looked fantastic and creepy crawling up the wall!

Ellie brought her whole family plus a friend. Here she is with her father David, who's also an artist.

The Cityscape's got a ton of comments from many people visiting the cafe.

Here's Charlotte and her friend Mike. I wish the cafe was even bigger so I could of put up all the work that I had!

Did you notice that the Warhol Cats were all hanging around and begging for a little cream and sugar from the cafes shelf?

I love the design and color that Aoife's chose for her book cover. Very striking!

Your colorful flock of parrots created quite a squawk!

And to the delight of everyone who knows her Serena (the fabulous StudioTime assistant 2012) made a surprise visit! So wonderful to see her!

I LOVE how the portrait wall looks! So beautiful,
unique and individual! Thank you for all the joy you bring to my life!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Big Show

I couldn't be more proud and amazed at the caliber of work that has been produced this year in the studio. 
 I am thrilled to show it to the world in our end of the semester show!
Come and celebrate this Saturday May 4th
1-5 p.m. 
 Spritzers Cafe
734 Central Ave.
Alameda California

Friday, March 22, 2013

Project BunWay!

Sumayyah knew exactly how she wanted to design her project and it turned out amazing!

With this project, everyone in the studio learned how to cut out a simple pattern, do machine zig-zagging and basic assembly with this wonderful bunny. Most kids had done hand stitching and embroidery with me before, and this time a good portion of the kids learned the blanket stitch which took patience and skill. EVERYONE loved their bunnies! Can't you see it on their faces?

Liris, Gemma, Izzy and Ivy show off their work.

A special welcome to Jahirah! I can already tell she's a dynamite little designer!

 Charlotte created special eye glasses for her bunny at the end of class.

  Ellie used the embroidery floss like a true artist and completed a bunny that is so fine and adorable!

Clara created a purse to hold her bunny's custom eye patch collection. Fabulous!

Amber worked hard to finish this wonderful little bunny. Look at her sparkle!

I can't tell who is more stylish, Liris or her bunny.

Maya created this little dress with ribbon details at the last minute. Adorable!

Can't you see Amelia was thrilled with her little bunny?

Raziah took her time and her stitch work was perfect! 

 Katie's blue-eyed bunny!

 Zarinah has such a way with color!I love the way hers turned out.

 Hady worked hard and added some last minute touches to make hers unique.

 Faith added blush to the cheeks of her bunny. Looks perfect!

 Annie with her work. So great darling!

 Maggie's bunny ready for the bike ride home. Your stitching is just gorgeous!

 Ilana's finished project, lovely!

A helmet for Simon's project.

 Liam added a dapper little mustache on his bunny at the very end.

Ummi with his finished work.He was a real natural with a needle, thread and a sewing machine.

 The boys took their finished bunnies for a wagon ride!

Jabreel created a distinctive bunny with bold, consistent stitching.

A very cute bunny playing peek-a-boo with Kassi.

Marco made his bunny for his little brother Nikko who turns one this week.